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Today's Death Notices

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Last Week's Obituaries

Douglas C. Schult

Published on: Friday, March 13, 2015


NORWICH – Douglas C. Schult, 57, of Norwich, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015, in the VA Medical Center of Syracuse where he was surrounded by friends and family.

Doug was born November 3, 1957, in Sacramento, CA, the son of Christian and Margaret (Holmes) Schult. As a part of an Air Force family he spent much of his childhood moving around before finally moving with his family to Spring Valley, NY. It was there he graduated from Spring Valley High School and then joined the Air Force shortly after his graduation. Doug spent the next 20 years serving his country and earned the rank of Master Sargent. While in the early years of his service he met his loving wife Helen Manning. They were married on June 24, 1979 in Spring Valley, NY.

Following his service in the military Doug and his family moved to Norwich following his father. Doug was employed by the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office for 18 years reaching the rank of Lieutenant and former Jail Administrator. He retired in October of 2013.

Doug is predeceased by his loving mother Margaret, father Christian and brother Donald. He is survived by his wife Helen of Norwich, his sons Derek and wife Courtnie of Cortland, Dallas and wife Sarah of Oneida, his siblings Dara Rooney and husband Ken of Norwich, David Schult of Kissimmee, FL and his sister-in-law Ursula of Brussels, Belgium.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Doug will be held in the spring from St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church at a time to be announced. Interment with full military rites will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home on Monday, March 16, from 2-4, 7-9 pm.

Please consider memorial contributions to the Chenango County Sheriff’s Summer Camp Program, 279 County Rd. 46, Norwich, NY 13815 or to Baden Powell Council Boy Scouts, 2150 NYS Rt. 12, Binghamton, NY 13901. Please mark in memory of Douglas Schult for Troop 62.

Pauline F. Clark

Published on: Friday, March 13, 2015


Pauline F. Clark, 88, passed away on March 6 at St. Joseph’s Hospital surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her husband, John, in 1981; her parents, Morell and Eva Snow and 2 brothers, Howard and Wesley.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn (Joseph) Barycki; grandchildren, Jason Barycki, Heather and Scott Ellman; great grandchildren, Dillon and Evangelina Ellman; 2 brothers, Don (Joanne) Snow and Richard (Bert) Snow; and several nieces, nephews and close friends.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, American Heart Association and Juvenile Diabetes Association or your favorite charity.

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Norman Gerald Bair

Published on: Monday, March 16, 2015


SOUTH PLYMOUTH – Norman Gerald Bair, 68, of South Plymouth, passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 at the Chenango Memorial Hospital with Joyce, his wife of 49 years, by his side.

Norm was born December 15, 1946 in Norwich the son of Gordon and Ruth (Manwarren) Bair. He is survived by his wife Joyce of South Plymouth, three daughters Annette Bair of FL, Wendy Elliott and husband Neil of Afton, Melissa Mesko of FL, his brother Victor Shadel and wife Bonnie of No. Norwich, sisters Betty Hare of NC, Rosealine Horton of Sherburne, Sylvia McNitt and husband Barry of Norwich and Patty Donnelly and husband Sam of Norwich. For Norm his family was his world and enjoyed his time spent playing with his grandchildren Amanda Mesko, Katelyn Mesko, Desiree’ Mesko, Mikol Mesko, Shannon Crane, Gerald Elliott, Angeline Elliott and great grandchildren Connor Hannah, Hailey LeMaster, Annebelle Collins and Joanna Mesko. Also surviving is his mother-in-law Betty Benson, sister-in-laws Rosemary Wilcox and husband Gene, Marjorie Graves and brother-in-laws Herbert Benson and wife Rodana and Rick Benson as well as many friends.

Norm had worked for Bennett-Ireland until it’s closing. He then became employed by Procter&Gamble in Norwich for 40 plus years as a Tech 2 Supervisor. He enjoyed time spent on day trips to water parks with his grandchildren as well as golfing, softball, bowling, snowmobiling and hunting. Norm was also a Hot Rod enthusiast having bought, fixed and sold many over the years.

At Norm’s request there will be no funeral service.

The family has asked that donations be made to the American Heart Association, P.O.Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220 or to the American Diabetes Association, Syracuse NY Office, 6390 Fly Road, 2nd floor, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Arrangements are with the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home.

John S. Merlino

Published on: Monday, March 16, 2015


SIMPSONVILLE, SC – John S. Merlino, of Simpsonville, SC (formerly of Norwich, NY) passed away on February 10, 2015 at the age of 84 at the Open Arms Hospice in Greenville, SC with family by his side.

John was born to parents John and Catherine (Senagra) Merlino on February 26, 1930 in Norwich NY. On July 1, 1950 at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Norwich, NY John married his wife of 65 years, Shirley Daniels who survives.

He attended Norwich High School and graduated in 1948. At the age of 18 (1948), John began work as a clerk at the A&P Grocery store, where he eventually became an Assistant Produce Manager and worked there for 40 years retiring in 1988. John always needed to be busy, so he then went back to work for Price Chopper in Norwich and for a short time worked at B&D Pool and Spa. John & Shirley moved to Simpsonville, South Carolina in 2000 at which time John went to work at the Bi-Low Grocery store near his home and worked there until 2012.

John, along with this wife Shirley was a member of the Greenville Italian Club. In his early years he loved fishing, deer hunting and camping with his family. He also enjoyed collecting coins and having a vegetable garden.

John is survived by his wife Shirley; his daughter & son-in-law, Cathy & Clarence Sharpe of Gastonia, NC; a son & daughter-in-law, Martin & Kathy (Bigger) Merlino of Landrum, SC; and oldest son & daughter-in-law, John J and Donna (Kramnich) Merlino of Smyrna, NY; 6 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John & Catherine; his sisters, Francis, Mary & Catherine. John also leaves behind very close friends, Don and Beth Osterhout, of Norwich NY, to whom they were friends with for 50 years and their families grew together in life.

At John & Shirley’s request no services were held and a cremation took place in Greenville, SC, shortly after John’s passing. On February 13, close friends and family gathered together at their home in Simpsonville, SC to remember John’s life. The family will gather together again this summer in Oxford, NY for a private memorial and scattering of John’s ashes. Shirley and her family are grateful for all condolences, kind words and quite moments spent together. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers; please send donations to the American Cancer Society.

Beverly A. Sines

Published on: Monday, March 16, 2015


BAINBRIDGE – Beverly A. Sines, 83, of Bainbridge passed away peacefully but unexpectedly Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City.

She was born August 10, 1931, daughter of the late Harry and Grace (Kelly) Teehan in Walton.

Beverly married Harold Sines on October 15, 1949 and together raised 10 children. She was a home maker and worked as a waitress in many of the local restaurants. Beverly loved to bake and was known for her chocolate Mayo cake and her fruit salad at Thanksgiving.

She was a loving Mother who loved cats and was a Precious Moments collector. She was also a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader when her kids were growing up.

Her family came first, she was a devoted mother and grandmother always putting others needs before her own.

Beverly is survived by: 6 Sons – Richard (Bonnie) Sines, Bainbridge, Randy (Chris) Sines, Jacksonville, FL, Rodney (SueAnn) Sines, Endicott, Robert (Penny) Sines, Greene, Roger (Chris) Sines Smyrna, Rudolph (Amber) Sines, Sidney Center; 4 Daughters- Susan Thompson, Louisburg, NC, Nancy (Joe) Johnson, Mt. Upton, Betsey (Jerry) Gilbert, Louisburg, NC, Diane (Helen) Murrell, Asheville, NC; Grandchildren – Kelly, Richard, Dylan, Marissa, Daniel, Kaitlin, Hunter, Tamara, Gabrielle, Melanie and Rudy; Siblings, Linda Huych, Robert and Bill Teehan.

Beverly is also survived by her canine friends, Lilly, Layla and Ginger.

In addition to her parents, Beverly was predeceased by her brothers, Paul, Dick, Jerry, Eddie and David (Buggy).

Friends may call Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 3-7 PM at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel 21 Main St. Sidney.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 18, at 11:00 AM at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel with Rev. Fred Albrecht officiating.

Burial will be in Walton Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Bainbridge Emergency Squad, 22 West Main St. Bainbridge, NY 13733.

Condolences and memories may be share online at

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel Sidney, NY.

Reginald C. Savory Sr

Published on: Wednesday, March 18, 2015


GUILFORD – Reginald C. Savory Sr., 79, of Guilford, passed away at his home, after his courageous battle with cancer, Monday, March 16, 2015, with his family and his dog Rocky by his side.

Born May 9, 1935 in Guilford, the son of Walter Savory and Mildred (Hovey) Savory. Reginald was the 5th oldest of nine children, Fred, Doris, Stanley, Donald, Alice, Lena, Sylvia, and Caroline.

Reg joined the Army at age 21 and spent several years serving in the Army Reserves. He then spent the next 30 years working for the NYS DOT, where he retired at age 55. During his career he also served as the President of the local CSEA. Reg also had his own business selling and repairing Simplicity lawn tractors and other small engine equipment.

Reggie was well traveled and loved meeting new people. He was grateful for having the opportunity of traveling abroad to his fathers home of origin in England as well as Egypt, Italy and many other stops during his Mediterranean cruise. He especially enjoyed his trip to Hawaii with his eldest brother Fred and his wife Elsie. He also enjoyed gardening, wood working, and going to local auctions around the area.

Surviving are his children, Fred Savory of Sidney, Regina Welch of Unadilla, and her children Amanda and Stacy, Reginald Savory Jr. of Pompey, and his wife Maureen, and his children Diane and Tony, Corinna Oliver of Norwich, and her husband Dan, and their children, Josh, Jasmin, and Elijah, and 7 great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Fred, Stanley, and Donald, and his sister Doris.

At his request there will be no funeral services. Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting his home Saturday, March 21, from 12-4 p.m. He will be laid to rest at a later date at Godfrey Cemetery in Guilford.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Reginald's memory to the American Cancer Society, for cancer research.

Arrangements are with the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home.

Judith E. Jones

Published on: Wednesday, March 18, 2015


NEW BERLIN – Judith E. Jones, 71 yrs. old of New Berlin, NY passed away on March 16, 2015 in Cooperstown, NY.

She was born on April 16, 1943 in Loweville, NY the daughter of Mark E. & Lottie (Pike) Curtis.

Her childhood was spent in the Sherburne & New Berlin areas. She attended New Berlin Central School.

On November 25, 1961, she married Clifford Jones who survives her.

She was a family care provider for 40 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church, New Berlin and the Calvary Baptist Church of Norwich.

Judy is survived by her son, Curtis Jones and her daughter, April Maxwell both of New Berlin, NY as well as two grandchildren; Dyson Jones & Riley Maxwell. She is also survived by two brothers; Tom Curtis of North Norwich and Jack Curtis of Georgia and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her son, Mark Jones on May 30, 2011.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Dakin Funeral Home LP with Pastor Daniel Baltich officiating.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 19 from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. at the Dakin Funeral Home LP.

The interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, New Berlin, NY at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Burnard J. Jenks

Published on: Friday, March 20, 2015

GREENE – Burnard J. Jenks, 89, of Greene, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 surrounded by his family at home. Arrangements are under direction of Root Funeral Home, 23 North Chenango Street, Greene, New York 13778 and condolences may be sent to the family at

Shirley E. Detweiler

Published on: Friday, March 20, 2015

GREENE – Shirley E. Detweiler, 78, of Greene, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015. Arrangements are under direction of Root Funeral Home, 23 North Chenango Street, Greene, New York 13778 and condolences may be sent to the family at

Eunice Golden Scavo

Published on: Friday, March 20, 2015

CLINTON, NY – Eunice Golden Scavo, 89, formerly of Norwich and most recently of the Lutheran Care Home in Clinton, NY, passed away on Wednesday morning, March 18, 2015 at the Lutheran Care Home.

Eunice was born in No. Norwich on October 12, 1925 the daughter of Thomas and Charlotte (Fitzgerald) Golden. She obtained her Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts as well as her Masters Degree in Social Work from Marywood College in Scranton, PA. Eunice worked a period of 23 years as a Social Worker for the Bergen County Board of Social Services in Paramus, NJ. She was also a talented artist and exhibited some of her work at one of the many galleries of Marywood College. Following her retirement she returned to the “hills” of the Norwich area where she grew up. She loved taking walks in the country, attending to her wild flower garden and being an active member of the Ladies of Charity of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Norwich. She adored her cats, especially Regina, who is waiting for her at the Rainbow Bridge. Eunice fought a long and hard battle with Alzheimers Disease and was well cared for at the Community Memorial Hospital Extended Care of Hamilton and at the Katherine Luther Rehabilitation Center in Clinton.

Eunice is survived by her daughters, Rita Scavo of Hamilton, Sandra Wiater of NJ and Pamela Booth and husband Thomas of Oregon, her brother James Golden and wife Carol of New Berlin and her grandchildren Jeff Wiater, Scott Watson and Melissa Booth.

Eunice was predeceased by her former husband Dominick Scavo.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Eunice will be held on Tuesday, March 24, at 11 a.m. from St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Ralph A. Bove, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will be at a later date in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

There will be no public calling hours.

Arrangements are with the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home.

Patrick Esposito

Published on: Friday, March 20, 2015

OXFORD – Patrick (Ricky) Esposito, a dog trainer and resident of Oxford, NY passed away unexpectedly on March 17, 2015 at the age of 53 in his home.

Ricky is survived by his father, Patrick A. Esposito. He was predeceased by his mother Marcia Jeanette Esposito. He is also survived by his wife, Lori Esposito (née Johnson); his children, Alyssa Esposito, Devin Esposito, Evan Stickle-Esposito, Kayla Stickle-Esposito, Ty Esposito and Patrick J. Esposito. Further, he leaves behind his siblings, Robin Berry-Esposito, Robert Berry-Esposito, Michael Esposito, Joseph Esposito, and Cheryl Brown-Esposito as well as their spouses and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Ricky was born in Dover, NJ on September 26, 1961 to Patrick and Marcia Esposito. He was raised in Madison, NJ and graduated from Madison High School NJ in 1980.

Ricky was a devoted father and husband. He had many interests including drumming and supporting his wife to his fullest in building a local business. His most treasured times were those spent with his children as well as mentoring to local youth. He enjoyed and was known as a skilled and intuitive musician among his avid listeners. In his youth he was accomplished in drums even playing and recording with some well known bands yet none of that surpassed his pride in his children. He was a follower of Jesus including playing along during services. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday March 22, 2015 at Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford, NY with the Reverend James Clark officiating.

Friends may call at the Behe Funeral Home on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting

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